AirAsia’s award-winning in-flight magazine travel3Sixty° marked its 100th issue with a celebration event, also marking the eighth anniversary of the publication which has grown to reach over 3 million readers monthly.
Dato’ Aziz Bakar, Board of Director of AirAsia Berhad revealed the cover of Travel 3sixty°’s 100th Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, publisher of the travel 3Sixty° magazine who is also the Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad and Group CEO of AirAsia X said, “It has been quite a journey for the in-flight magazine since it was established in 2007. I am very proud of how it has grown into the sleek, stylish and informational magazine that it is now; apart from being the only in-flight publication to be audited and endorsed by the Audit Bureau of Circulations of Malaysia (ABCM).”
“The core mission of the magazine has always been to showcase the best of travel, culture and lifestyle and we want our readers to continue to experience and enjoy the magazine through an array of media – both print and digital. 100 issues is surely no easy feat, and I would like to congratulate the team on this milestone,” added Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.
A special contest themed ‘Invite travel 3Sixty° was also announced in conjunction with the magazine’s 100th issue. This contest provides readers of the magazine opportunities to invite the editorial team to visit their hometown and be featured as the cover story, enabling local stories to be shared on a regional. The inspiration for this special contest came from a school teacher from the rural area in Tebedu, Sarawak who emailed the editorial team and shared his story on how he has been using travel 3Sixty° to teach his students about other cultures in the region, apart from improving their English.
His initiatives reached the ears of the editorial team when the school teacher wrote in to request for old copies of the magazines to be donated to the school. Since then, copies of travel 3Sixty° have made regular appearances at the school as part of their lessons. travel 3Sixty° has won many awards and accolades since its inception in August, 2007. Most recently, in June, 2014, the magazine clinched the Platinum Achievement Award at the 2nd Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s
Tourism Award 2014 in the International Print Media category which had 22 shortlisted publications from all over the world competing in the category.
The magazine is also available online at travel3sixty.com. Follow the magazine’s updates on social media via Twitter (twitter.com/Travel3Sixty) and Facebook (facebook.com/travel3sixty).
About the AirAsia and AirAsia X Group AirAsia and AirAsia X are the leading and largest low-cost carriers in Asia, servicing the most extensive network with over 100 destinations across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Since the inception of AirAsia in 2001 and AirAsia X in 2007, the group has carried over 300 million guests. AirAsia has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170 A320s and proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines,
India and Japan. Meanwhile, AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 26 A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. AirAsia X expanded its regional expansion with Thai AirAsia X operating from Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand and Indonesia AirAsia X operating from Bali, Indonesia. Skytrax named AirAsia as the “World’s Best Low Cost Airline” for seven consecutive years from 2009 – 2015 and awarded AirAsia X for three consecutive years from 2013 – 2015 with the “World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin” and “Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat” at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. AirAsia & AirAsia X groups are the first airlines globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.
\\About Travel 3Sixty° Magazine
Travel 3Sixty° is a monthly, English-language magazine, travel 3Sixty° is produced entirely in-house by a small but passionate editorial team at AirAsia’s headquarters in Malaysia. The first issue ever published was in August 2007. Conceptualised as a stylish travel and lifestyle magazine, travel 3Sixty° is dedicated to inspiring wanderlust through beautiful imagery and compelling travel tales that showcase destinations within the Asean region and across AirAsia’s vast network.
Travel 3Sixty° is available on board Malaysia AirAsia, AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia X, Philippines AirAsia and India AirAsia flights. Other achievements by travel 3Sixty° over the years include:
- SABAH TOURISM AWARD 2009 – Best Tourism Article on Sabah Published in Malaysia (Magazine)
- 25th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence, Manado 2012 – Best ASEAN Travel Article
- 26th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence, Vientiane 2013 – Best ASEAN Travel Article
Marketing & Advertising Singapore’s Magazine of The Year 2013 – Third Place
- Magazine of the Year in (Inflight Magazine Category)
- 27th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence, Kuching 2014 – Best Tourism Photo
- 28th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence for Best ASEAN Travel Article, Nay Pyi Taw 2015